#iCanDoScience – A national camp designed to promote STEM subjects

#iCanDoScience – A national camp designed to promote STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and related careers among members of the Malta Girl Guides (MGG). Around 100 girls coming from various village based Girl Guide groups,

participated in a three day camp coordinated by the MGG’s Science Team. Throughout the camp the girls familiarised themselves with scientific subjects in a practical and holistic way through fun hands-on experiences, while discovering the scientists within. The Girl guiding method and a non-formal education approach were used to enable the participants to discover and develop their potential, while sleeping under tents in the lush green area surrounding Dar tal-Providenza in Siggiewi between 6th and 8th April. Among the various activities organised were a speed mentoring session, Meet the Scientist, whereby female scientists, who are already working in the industry, offered career guidance to the camp participants. Other activities included bridge building, light painting, archery, astronomy and tinkering. The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) SPU team backed this initiative as part of its efforts to popularise science among young people. MCST officers contributed in the programme planning of the camp and by running various camp activities. This initiative is also in line with the EU wide initiative Science: It’s a girl thing! This campaign targets girls from 13 to 18 years of age and aims to challenge stereotypes around science and show that science can be a great opportunity for their future. Girl Guides Sized Blog Image

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